Scrapbook of lithographs and assorted items
|Collection||George Finlay Papers|
|Dimensions||30 X 43 cm.|
|Scope and Content||Green cloth. 'George Finlay' in gilt lettering on front cover, leather spine (now broken), bound and paginated, pp. 1-160.
A scrapbook containing inter alia:
(1) lithographs of buildings, scenes, and personages ranging from Scotland to the Tartars and Mehemet Ali
(2) cartoons from Punch
(3) a few water-colours
(4) stamps 7 Victorian 1 German 6 French + 1 torn French
(5) lithograph of Finlay on first flyleaf (portrait of Finlay as a young man)
(6) dinner invitations to George Finlay from Artin Bey on behalf of the Viceroy, Cairo, 26 October and 19 December 1848.
|Notes||Greece was one of the last European countries to adopt the newer Gregorian calendar. For most of the nineteenth century, the Julian calendar was 12 days behind the Gregorian. British correspondents in the Finlay Collection tend to use the newer calendar. Letters with two dates 12 days apart, eg. 24 April / 6 May 1828, refer to both the Julian and Gregorian calendars.|